Author: Cynthia Boris

Cynthia Boris is a freelance writer based in Orange County, Calif. Covering all things tech and TV, her work has appeared on websites such as Tecca, MarketingPilgrim, SheKnows and io9.

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CNBC’s The Profit: A Lack of Communication Cripples Car Cash

Marcus Lemonis says that people are the reason so many businesses fail in America. And he made his point loud and clear on the premiere of his new TV series The Profit. (The Profit: Marcus Lemonis — Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/CNBC) Marcus Lemonis is a serial entrepreneur who lives to buy failing...
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5 Inspiring Films About Working Women

In the new movie ‘The Heat’, Sandra Bullock plays a straight-laced FBI agent who is forced to team up with a foul-mouthed, streetwise cop (Melissa McCarthy) in order to bring down a dangerous drug lord. Though their drive and their motives are worthwhile, neither character is a great role model for young...
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Rizzoli and Isles: Working Hard for the Money

TNT’s popular detective series Rizzoli & Isles is back with new crimes, crazy crooks and more family drama than ever before. How do the salaries of real life detectives and medical examiners stack up against the salaries of those who play them on television? Angie Harmon stars as Jane Rizzoli. She’s a...
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Creative Careers: Interview with Film Makeup Artist Patty Bell

Patty Bell has been working as a film and TV makeup artist for the past 20 years. She’s working on TV commercials, films such as The Dark Knight Rises and The Perks of Being a Wallflower and she works extensively with sports programs such as NFL on Fox. As an expert in...
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Ed Hardy Says a Bad Celebrity Endorsement Cost Him His Business

Branding and brand reputation is a huge part of any business, but it’s even more important when your name is the brand. Take tattoo artist Ed Hardy, who in 2003 agreed to license a few of his designs to a t-shirt manufacturer. He had never thought of going into the fashion business,...
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The Legend of Steven Spielberg and the Misunderstood Production Assistant

Everyone is familiar with the work of blockbuster director Steven Spielberg. But did you know that he got his start in the movie business by pretending to work at Universal Studios? According to a 1969 interview, Steven gained access to the famed lot by dressing in a suit and walking past the...
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Cool Jobs on TV: Animal Planet’s Treehouse Masters

There’s something magical about a treehouse. Tucked inside the protective arms of Mother Nature, high above the Earth’s floor, they provide sanctuary from parental interference and fodder for the imagination. It may look like a wooden box on stilts from the outside, but from the inside it’s a pirate ship, a rocket...